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Warren Hanes: Tribute to “Toots”

Frederick Nathaniel “Toots” Hibbert by Warren Haynes “Toots” was, in my opinion, the greatest Jamaican soul singer. I say that not to downplay his immense role in the creation of Reggae music- he coined the term…

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Learning from King’s last campaign

Before he died, Martin Luther King, Jr. joined a campaign to unify working people of all races. Today, nothing could be more powerful. Before he died, Martin Luther King, Jr. joined a campaign to unify working…

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In 1976, after most Freedom Summer workers had long moved on, Blackwell became the first black female mayor in the state, a post she held for more than 20 years.
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Unita Blackwell’s life and work is a beacon for us all

New Orleans       At the end of every year, there’s a section in the New York Times about the “lives they lived” that looks at people large and small that died during the past year.  Unita…

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Ancestors

Ancestors stare through my eyes Some call it moods or Mercury in retrograde or chakras flashing I know better Ancestors peer through my eyes The Neanderthal I know well We are of long acquaintance The wooly…

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